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Angus

Angus lays to the north of the Firth of Tay in the east of Scotland, with mountains and glens in the north, low-lying hills to the south and an untouched coast line that offers a region of contrasts and beauty.

In fact there’s natural beauty in abundance in this glorious corner of Scotland, which can be enjoyed at its best when you stay in a holiday cottage. Angus offers so much of what makes holidaying in Scotland special; it was here that the Scottish Declaration of Independence was signed, so it could be considered Scotland’s birthplace!

Apart from the magnificent ruins of Arbroath Abbey, site of the independence signing in 1320, the history of Angus is also proudly displayed at Glamis Castle. The former residence of the Queen Mother, Glamis offers a fascinating history as well as some beautiful grounds to explore.

For the ultimate in peaceful contemplation head for the beach at Lunan Bay, one of Angus’ best kept secrets, this delightful beach offers a lovely long stretch of quiet golden sand and expansive views over the waters.

The unspoilt surrounds of Angus make it the perfect oasis for holidaymakers seeking peace and tranquillity; you can visit Corrie Fee, a magnificent rocky amphitheatre shaped by glaciers and enjoy the incredible views, maybe glimpse a golden eagle or buzzard soaring overhead, or a herd of wild deer in the woodland.

A variety of stunning landscapes, varied wildlife and bustling towns make for a fantastic holiday for outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers, history buffs and those after a little bit of fresh air and relaxation on their break.

It’s a destination that caters for a wide cross section of visitors. The mountainous northern region is a haven for skiing enthusiasts in the winter months and hill-walkers in summer. Take a trip to the coast and you’ll find coastal villages and the renowned ‘Arbroath Smokies’ (smoked fish).

A day trip to Angus’ principal city, Dundee, is well worthwhile for its great shopping and visitor attractions that tell of a rich maritime history and heritage.

Many choose a self-catering cottage holiday as it provides the perfect base for exploring the region and somewhere they can relax in their own space. Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Angus to find your perfect retreat.
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  • The Old Laundry

    Glenprosen, by Kirriemuir

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: SFS

    "Acres of peaceful and secluded countryside surround these magnificent cottages..."

    At the heart of Glenprosen, one of the renowned ‘Glens of Angus’, lies the Balnaboth Estate on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park; 6,000 peaceful and secluded acres surrounding 16th-century Balnaboth House. In its midst, these six characterful holiday cottages each offer a unique and magical holiday retreat; indeed the creator of Peter Pan himself (Sir James Barrie) was born in nearby Kirriemuir and holidayed here.
    These cottages were once occupied by shepherds, gardeners or other staff of the Ogilvy family when this was a traditional Victorian sporting estate. Red squirrels play in the trees, otters frequent the burns, and deer graze all around. Because of the varied scenery, that varies from beech woods to forest, pasture to heather moor, mountain streams to river pools, the area enjoys a spectacular range of wildlife, including species largely extinct elsewhere in Britain, such as black game and ptarmigan.
    Magnificent walking, bird-watching, mountain biking and (in season) cross-country skiing abound on the estate and, further afield, downhill skiing at Glen Shee (25 miles). Fishing is available on a 5-mile stretch of the River Prosen, and there are twenty golf courses within an hours’ drive.
    Enjoy the seclusion of this beautiful glen - peaceful, relaxing, scenic - yet just a few minutes’ drive from bustling market towns and busy fishing harbours which hug the Angus coastline, as well as from the city of Dundee which offers many attractions for all the family. The exciting Dundee Contemporary Arts is a stunningly-designed centre which incorporates galleries, a print studio and two art-cinema screens, while the Mills Observatory is Britain’s only full-time public observatory with a resident astronomer.
    Good road, rail and air access to Angus provide easy access from all parts of the UK or international destinations. Shop 9-10 miles.

    This charming conversion of the old laundry features pine-panelled ceilings in its cosy and characterful interior and a large balcony overlooking the Logie Burn which flows past the cottage. Open-plan sitting/dining room with multi-fuel stove and kitchen area. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet.

    • Multi-fuel stove – fuel at cost
    • Electricity rads and partial NSH by meter reading
    • TV (no reception)
    • Video
    • Washer/dryer
    • Balcony with furniture
    • Unsuitable for the infirm

    • Electricity by meter reading
    • Bed linen included
    • Towels £3 per person per week
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Small shared sauna available at Balnaboth House (£15 per hour)
    • Grounds of 6,000 acres
    • Parking
    • River fishing on a 5-mile stretch: trout foc, salmon £15 per day/£75per week (16 February to 5 September); £30 per day/£130per week (10 September to 31 October)
    • Grazing and stabling for visitors’ horses by arrangement
    • Natural spring water supply
    • NB: River and pond in grounds

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  • The Cottage

    St. Cyrus, Montrose

    Grade
    2
    1
    3
    2
    Ref: 25437

    This charming, 19th century, semi-detached cottage is peacefully situated on a quiet lane at the edge of the coastal village of St Cyrus, 30 miles south of Aberdeen with international airport. The completely natural garden provides a haven for local wildlife, birds and plants and backs onto open farmland at the rear. The holiday cottage retains many quaint features giving it a unique character and a welcoming atmosphere. The village shop, cafes and hotel are within walking distance, as are the miles of golden sands for which St Cyrus is renowned. The cliffs and dunes surrounding the beach are a National Nature Reserve where a plethora of wildlife including peregrine falcons can be spotted. Shops, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen. Dining/sun room. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Bathroom with corner bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine.Telephone-incoming calls only. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Fishermans Bothy

    Lunan Bay, near Montrose

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UK5065
    This detached former fisherman’s bothy is one of a small group of houses in a wonderful seaside location, accessed by a rough track and with the stunning beach just yards away. The cottage is quaint and quirky. It is a genuine converted working bothy, with the comfortable living room and kitchen open plan to each other, and a separate bedroom and bathroom. The wood burner adds further to the cosy atmosphere, where you can relax in comfort after a day out walking or taking in the sea air. The house is sheltered by the sand dunes, and just beyond is the magnificent 3-mile crescent of sand which makes up Lunan Bay, one of the finest beaches in Scotland.
    The beach is popular with surfers, horse riders and bird watchers. Traditional salmon fishing still takes place here in summertime, with nets strung from poles on the beach to trap fish in the falling tide. The Lunan Water meanders onto the beach in a beautiful estuary. High on a grassy bluff overlooking the river and bay are the ruins of Red Castle, built in the 1200s for King William of Scotland. There is a café 220 yards away offering locally produced food, which is great for breakfast or snacks after a spell on the beach. Further afield, but still within easy reach, the towns of Montrose and Arbroath are well worth a visit, while the Angus Glens offer miles of walking in peace and quiet in total contrast to the beach scenery. In the wider area are many notable places for visits such as Glamis Castle. Shop and pub 5 miles, restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground Floor: All on ground floor.
    Open plan living space. With wooden floor.
    Living area: With wood burner and double sofa bed.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Bed linen, towels and broadband included. Electricity by £1 meter (first £20 included). Initial logs for woodburner included. Welcome pack. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 2-acre grounds with sand dunes and grassed areas. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property is close to the shoreline.

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  • Tinkerbell

    Glenprosen, by Kirriemuir

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: SAL

    "Acres of peaceful and secluded countryside surround these magnificent cottages..."

    At the heart of Glenprosen, one of the renowned ‘Glens of Angus’, lies the Balnaboth Estate on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park; 6,000 peaceful and secluded acres surrounding 16th-century Balnaboth House. In its midst, these six characterful holiday cottages each offer a unique and magical holiday retreat; indeed the creator of Peter Pan himself (Sir James Barrie) was born in nearby Kirriemuir and holidayed here.
    These cottages were once occupied by shepherds, gardeners or other staff of the Ogilvy family when this was a traditional Victorian sporting estate. Red squirrels play in the trees, otters frequent the burns, and deer graze all around. Because of the varied scenery, that varies from beech woods to forest, pasture to heather moor, mountain streams to river pools, the area enjoys a spectacular range of wildlife, including species largely extinct elsewhere in Britain, such as black game and ptarmigan.
    Magnificent walking, bird-watching, mountain biking and (in season) cross-country skiing abound on the estate and, further afield, downhill skiing at Glen Shee (25 miles). Fishing is available on a 5-mile stretch of the River Prosen, and there are twenty golf courses within an hours’ drive.
    Enjoy the seclusion of this beautiful glen - peaceful, relaxing, scenic - yet just a few minutes’ drive from bustling market towns and busy fishing harbours which hug the Angus coastline, as well as from the city of Dundee which offers many attractions for all the family. The exciting Dundee Contemporary Arts is a stunningly-designed centre which incorporates galleries, a print studio and two art-cinema screens, while the Mills Observatory is Britain’s only full-time public observatory with a resident astronomer.
    Good road, rail and air access to Angus provide easy access from all parts of the UK or international destinations. Shop 9-10 miles.

    Set amidst trees near the main house, this unique, half-round cottage has been converted from the original dairy. Open-plan sitting/dining room with multi-fuel stove and kitchen area. First floor: Wood-panelled double bedroom with 5ft bed, coombed ceiling and en-suite bathroom with toilet.

    • Multi-fuel stove – fuel at cost
    • Electricity rads and partial NSH by meter reading
    • TV (no reception)
    • Video
    • Washer/dryer
    • Garden area with furniture

    • Electricity by meter reading
    • Bed linen included
    • Towels £3 per person per week
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Small shared sauna available at Balnaboth House (£15 per hour)
    • Grounds of 6,000 acres
    • Parking
    • River fishing on a 5-mile stretch: trout foc, salmon £15 per day/£75per week (16 February to 5 September); £30 per day/£130per week (10 September to 31 October)
    • Grazing and stabling for visitors’ horses by arrangement
    • Natural spring water supply
    • NB: River and pond in grounds

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  • Katy’s Cottage

    Glenprosen, by Kirriemuir

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: SAH

    "Acres of peaceful and secluded countryside surround these magnificent cottages..."

    At the heart of Glenprosen, one of the renowned ‘Glens of Angus’, lies the Balnaboth Estate on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park; 6,000 peaceful and secluded acres surrounding 16th-century Balnaboth House. In its midst, these six characterful holiday cottages each offer a unique and magical holiday retreat; indeed the creator of Peter Pan himself (Sir James Barrie) was born in nearby Kirriemuir and holidayed here.
    These cottages were once occupied by shepherds, gardeners or other staff of the Ogilvy family when this was a traditional Victorian sporting estate. Red squirrels play in the trees, otters frequent the burns, and deer graze all around. Because of the varied scenery, that varies from beech woods to forest, pasture to heather moor, mountain streams to river pools, the area enjoys a spectacular range of wildlife, including species largely extinct elsewhere in Britain, such as black game and ptarmigan.
    Magnificent walking, bird-watching, mountain biking and (in season) cross-country skiing abound on the estate and, further afield, downhill skiing at Glen Shee (25 miles). Fishing is available on a 5-mile stretch of the River Prosen, and there are twenty golf courses within an hours’ drive.
    Enjoy the seclusion of this beautiful glen - peaceful, relaxing, scenic - yet just a few minutes’ drive from bustling market towns and busy fishing harbours which hug the Angus coastline, as well as from the city of Dundee which offers many attractions for all the family. The exciting Dundee Contemporary Arts is a stunningly-designed centre which incorporates galleries, a print studio and two art-cinema screens, while the Mills Observatory is Britain’s only full-time public observatory with a resident astronomer.
    Good road, rail and air access to Angus provide easy access from all parts of the UK or international destinations. Shop 9-10 miles.

    Once the gate lodge to Balnaboth House, this single-storey cottage has its own front garden. Open-plan sitting/dining room with open fire. Kitchen area with hob and microwave oven/grill only. Double bedroom with extra single bed (for alternative sleeping only) and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    • Open fire – fuel at cost
    • Partial NSH by meter reading
    • Electricity rads
    • TV (no reception)
    • Video
    • Washer/dryer
    • Garden with furniture
    • Wheelchair access – facilities for the
      disabled

    • Electricity by meter reading
    • Bed linen included
    • Towels £3 per person per week
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Small shared sauna available at Balnaboth House (£15 per hour)
    • Grounds of 6,000 acres
    • Parking
    • River fishing on a 5-mile stretch: trout foc, salmon £15 per day/£75per week (16 February to 5 September); £30 per day/£130per week (10 September to 31 October)
    • Grazing and stabling for visitors’ horses by arrangement
    • Natural spring water supply
    • NB: River and pond in grounds

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  • Apple Tree Cottage

    Tealing, nr. Dundee

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 27170

    These two delightful stone built holiday cottages, (refs 27170 and 27171), have been thoughtfully converted from former stables into lovely cosy accommodation. Situated on a working farm, they have been beautifully styled with contemporary furnishings and make a great base to explore this lovely area. For family groups they can be booked together, or alternatively, they make a good choice for couples. There are several good golf courses, fishing, including sea fishing, and other country sports establishments, all within a short drive, or you may prefer the superb walking available in the nearby Angus Glens. There are plenty of activities in the city of Dundee, 4 miles, from country parks at Clatto and Camperdown, to ice skating, cinema, leisure pool and HMS Discovery. St Andrews, Perth and the East Neuk of Fife are all well worth a visit or alternatively indulge in some retail therapy in Dundee’s shopping centres. The villages and towns strung out on the coast from Broughty Ferry to Montrose offer clean beaches and local produce, notably the famous Smokies from Arbroath. Shop 1 mile, pub 1½ miles, restaurant 2 miles.These two delightful stone built holiday cottages, (refs 27170 and 27171), have been thoughtfully converted from former stables into lovely cosy accommodation. Situated on a working farm, they have been beautifully styled with contemporary furnishings and make a great base to explore this lovely area. For family groups they can be booked together, or alternatively, they make a good choice for couples. There are several good golf courses, fishing, including sea fishing, and other country sports establishments, all within a short drive, or you may prefer the superb walking available in the nearby Angus Glens. There are plenty of activities in the city of Dundee, 4 miles, from country parks at Clatto and Camperdown, to ice skating, cinema, leisure pool and HMS Discovery. St Andrews, Perth and the East Neuk of Fife are all well worth a visit or alternatively indulge in some retail therapy in Dundee’s shopping centres. The villages and towns strung out on the coast from Broughty Ferry to Montrose offer clean beaches and local produce, notably the famous Smokies from Arbroath. Shop 1 mile, pub 11/2 miles, restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen with French doors. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with French doors. Shower room with toilet.

    Both properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters and electricity (initial £20 included, thereafter by meter reading). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available at £5 per booking. Sitting-out area. Shared gravelled and lawned area. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Pets must be kept on lead (working farm). No smoking.

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  • Gardener’s Bothy

    Glenprosen, by Kirriemuir

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: SUU

    "Acres of peaceful and secluded countryside surround these magnificent cottages..."

    At the heart of Glenprosen, one of the renowned ‘Glens of Angus’, lies the Balnaboth Estate on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park; 6,000 peaceful and secluded acres surrounding 16th-century Balnaboth House. In its midst, these six characterful holiday cottages each offer a unique and magical holiday retreat; indeed the creator of Peter Pan himself (Sir James Barrie) was born in nearby Kirriemuir and holidayed here.
    These cottages were once occupied by shepherds, gardeners or other staff of the Ogilvy family when this was a traditional Victorian sporting estate. Red squirrels play in the trees, otters frequent the burns, and deer graze all around. Because of the varied scenery, that varies from beech woods to forest, pasture to heather moor, mountain streams to river pools, the area enjoys a spectacular range of wildlife, including species largely extinct elsewhere in Britain, such as black game and ptarmigan.
    Magnificent walking, bird-watching, mountain biking and (in season) cross-country skiing abound on the estate and, further afield, downhill skiing at Glen Shee (25 miles). Fishing is available on a 5-mile stretch of the River Prosen, and there are twenty golf courses within an hours’ drive.
    Enjoy the seclusion of this beautiful glen - peaceful, relaxing, scenic - yet just a few minutes’ drive from bustling market towns and busy fishing harbours which hug the Angus coastline, as well as from the city of Dundee which offers many attractions for all the family. The exciting Dundee Contemporary Arts is a stunningly-designed centre which incorporates galleries, a print studio and two art-cinema screens, while the Mills Observatory is Britain’s only full-time public observatory with a resident astronomer.
    Good road, rail and air access to Angus provide easy access from all parts of the UK or international destinations. Shop 9-10 miles.

    In a lovely woodland setting where the Logie Burn meets the River Prosen, this idyllic little cottage retains tremendous period charm. Open-plan living/dining room with kitchen area and multi-fuel stove. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Shower room with toilet.

    • Multi-fuel stove – fuel at cost
    • Electricity rads, full NSH and convector heaters by meter reading
    • TV (no reception)
    • Video
    • Washer/dryer
    • Freezer
    • Garden area with furniture

    • Electricity by meter reading
    • Bed linen included
    • Towels £3 per person per week
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Small shared sauna available at Balnaboth House (£15 per hour)
    • Grounds of 6,000 acres
    • Parking
    • River fishing on a 5-mile stretch: trout foc, salmon £15 per day/£75per week (16 February to 5 September); £30 per day/£130per week (10 September to 31 October)
    • Grazing and stabling for visitors’ horses by arrangement
    • Natural spring water supply
    • NB: River and pond in grounds

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  • Dalhousie Court

    Carnoustie

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 31105

    This stylish, contemporary ground floor apartment is in a wonderful position close to the world famous Carnoustie Golf Links and Hotel. Ideally located for exploring the town and its many amenities, it is easily reached via the good rail links close by. Other golf courses such as St Andrews and Kings Barns are within an hour’s drive. Enjoy the beautiful sandy beach, easily accessed by ramps and steps. Cycle paths and walks stretch along the coastal path or enjoy some strenuous walking in one of the 5 Angus Glens. Close by are Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth and Arbroath, home of the Arbroath Smokie, all with excellent leisure and retail facilities. Beach 400 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV (family package). DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Links Apartment

    Carnoustie

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 27267

    This tastefully and stylishly furnished ground floor holiday apartment, creating a relaxed ambience, is situated just 200 yards from the world famous Carnoustie Golf Links and Hotel. Ideally located for exploring the town and its many amenities and rail links are a close by. Other golf courses such as St Andrews and Kings Barns are within an hour’s drive. Enjoy the beautiful sandy beach, easily accessed by ramps and steps. Cycle paths and walks run along the coastal path or walking at one of the 5 Angus Glens. Close by are Arbroath, Dundee, Perth and Edinburgh. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. 2 double bedrooms: one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one (5ft 2in, can be twin). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. iPod dock. Playstation 2 and library. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • The Lucken

    Auchmithie near Arbroath

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC525009
    This charming, end terraced former fisherman’s cottage sits in an unrivalled location at the end of a quiet lane in the village of Auchmithie, commanding wonderful views over the sea from the lovely terraced garden. Enjoy a glass of wine whilst looking out for porpoises or dolphins which are frequently sighted here. Take a short stroll to the local restaurant which is well known in the area for serving good food. There is a very good coastal walk from here to Arbroath, seven miles, which takes in the spectacular scenery of the Seaton Cliffs. Arbroath itself has an abundance of other eating places, shops selling fresh caught fish and other gift shops. The town’s historical past is well worth exploring, visit Arbroath Abbey, best known for being the origin of the Declaration of Arbroath or sample the famous ’smokies’, available down by the bustling harbour. Pay a visit to the Signal Tower Museum with its history of Arbroath lighthouse keepers. Inland, the Angus Glens beckon the keen walker, while golfers are spoilt for choice, with many courses in the vicinity, not to mention Carnoustie’s famous links. Nearby is historic Montrose, RSPB Montrose Basin and The National Trust for Scotland property, House of Dun.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wooden floor, wood burner, TV, DVD player, CD player and sea views.
    Kitchen/dining room: With breakfast area, electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, washing machine and sea views.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower, bath and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner available locally. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. Please note: There are steps in the garden leading to the upper and lower terrace.

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  • Rowan Tree Cottage

    Glenisla

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: S4216

    Enjoying a delightful and peaceful setting, this charming cottage offers a cosy holiday retreat amidst the glorious landscape of Glenisla, one of the loveliest of Highland glens. It sits in fine walking country only 8 miles from the Glenshee ski slopes, an ideal location from which to discover the scenic beauty and abundant wildlife of the Angus Glens and Perthshire Highlands. Glamis Castle, childhood home of the late Queen Mother, the ‘fair city’ of Perth and Pitlochry’s Festival Theatre are in easy reach. Shops and pubs 7 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining area/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Three Freeview TVs. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Private water supply. Parking.

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  • The Stables, House of Dun - North Stables

    Montrose

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30189


    Step into the life of an 18th century coachman in these historic apartments, set in House of Dun’s original stable block, which was built to accommodate the grooms who would have kept the Laird’s horses in shining condition. North Stables (ref 30189) and South Stables (ref 30190), each with their own separate entrance, are stylishly furnished and lie off a picturesque sandstone courtyard in the grounds of the House of Dun, an exquisite Georgian mansion, designed and built by William Adam in 1730 for David Erskine, 13th Laird of Dun. Highlights of House of Dun include its saloon with elaborate ornate plasterwork by Joseph Enzer and 800 acres of grounds. Dog owners will have hours of fun on the estate’s woodland walk, while some of the more curious features of the house include its model theatre room and unusual 19th century ’boot-bath’ in Mrs Erskine’s bedroom. Both apartments make an ideal base from which to explore Montrose and the surrounding area. Nearby Montrose is a bustling town with a prosperous history dating back to the 10th century. Today, there are excellent shopping facilities as well as sandy beaches both in town and nearby at St Cyrus and the magnificent Lunan Bay. The Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre is a haven for birdwatchers. With terrain including mud flats, salt marsh, sea water and fresh water, it’s notable for oystercatchers, eiders and pink-footed geese as well as plant life. Local salmon fishing is available on the River South Esk by arrangement and The Angus Glens offer a real treasure trove of hill walking. If you fancy a change of scenery, the Angus coastline provides another dimension in walking with miles of sandy beaches or rugged coastlines. This is an area rich in historical and cultural gems. With much to offer in world class sporting and leisure activities, there is championship golf at Carnoustie now synonymous with internationally renowned golfing destinations like St Andrews and Gleneagles. Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    20 external steps to entrance: Living room with dining area. Kitchen.1 twin bedroom. 5 steps down to 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area. Shared landscaped grounds. Car park (foc,100 yards). No smoking. Visit Scotland 3 star.

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